Today's Invitation was inspired by the artist Matisse and the book Matisse's Garden. You can watch Kirsten's read aloud and tips for cutting curves here.
Invitation ingredients - scissors, white paper, colored paper (mine is cut to 4.5 x 6") and a glue stick.
• In the book, Matisse started by cutting a bird from white paper. What animal can you cut from white paper?
• After white paper, Matisse started cutting from colored paper and experimenting with color combinations of the shape + the background. What is your favorite color combination?
• Matisse discovered that the "leftovers" from cutting shapes could be part of the final composition. Arrange some of your leftovers and glue them into a collage design.
• Matisse used cut paper shapes to represent items he saw around him - can you find something in your home or yard and make a paper cut out to represent it?
Or just have fun cutting and gluing! I'd love to see what you create!
The Tate museum in England has some fun resources for kids to learn more about Matisse.
Art Studio teacher